I love the way this sculpture, located in Ironwoods Park in Leawood not too far from the Oxford School House, is set on slabs of native stone with prairie grasses and wildflowers in the background.  I’m sure it’s much more picturesque in the spring, or any summer not fighting an aggressive drought, but I found it […]

Where Nichols Road and Wyandotte Street come to a “T” is this marble statue of Ruth from the Old Testament. You Might Also Enjoy: Sculptures of Kansas City Sculptures of Kansas City:  Meyer Circle Gateway and Avenue of Trees Sculptures of Kansas City:  Married Love

Along Ward Parkway on the Country Club Plaza, two, six-foot tall bronze Chinese Warriors guard the entrance to the Sister Cities International Bridge.  The Chinese Warriors are bronze replicas of two concrete figures donated to Kansas City by Sister City X’ian, China when the bridge was commemorated in 2000.  The Bridge is a pedestrian walkway over Brush […]

Married Love is a statue of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, seated on a bench.  Artist Oscar Nemon who created the sculpture, made a smaller version of it for Blenheim Palace where Churchill was married. A closer view of Sir Winston Churchill leaning back on a bench… …while Mrs. Churchill leans forward […]

There are two sculptures titled “Eagle” in Kansas City.  This is the one located on Ward Parkway at 67th St.  The bronze, 2,000 pound piece is over two centuries old and once stood in the courtyard of the Japanese Embassy and was displayed at their exhibit at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1903.  It was […]

Starting just south of the Meyer Circle Fountain and running down the wide, grassy median of Ward Parkway to 75th Street, the Avenue of Trees is a memorial to the 440 sons and one daughter of Kansas City who died in World War I.  While I’m still struggling to capture the Meyer Circle Fountain to my […]

Located in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee, Pioneer Crossing Park is home to a stone and bronze sculpture of a wagon train that was dedicated in conjunction with Shawnee’s 150th birthday in 2006.  The park includes native grasses and plaques in honor of the four pioneer trails that crossed through Shawnee city limits:  the […]